Originally Posted by dereklande
Thinking of buying an 8700g from O2 in Ireland.
Undecided as to whether to use it as my primary phone also.
I'm using a Nokia 6230 at the moment.
Do people actually find they can type a lot faster on the 8700g? I do a lot of texting on my phone.... which would be the other nice reason to roll it into my blackberry.
How about the phonebook/other phone features?
The 8700 is the 1st BB I ever considered using as my only device. After 4+ years of BB and phone separate, I finally did it.
as far as texting -it is the ultimate device...flip back and forth between exting and e-mailing with ease.
The key is getting a high quality Bluetooth headset. I like all the PLantronics offerings, but YMMV.
Also - I have one of the customizable buttons on the outside programed to "lock" the keys, so I can throw it in my pocket.
The 8700 is really not THAT large compared to what we all carried 2-3 years go...
Would I like a camera, removable memory, and MP3 capability...SURE!
But for now I'll just carry the BB, and put the ipod video and the Casio Exlim S600 in my backpack and be pretty happy
oh, and the charger for the BB, The ipod, The Camera (which is a small brick and a dock), the Bt headset, and the Dell 700m.
so I actually succeed in cutting down the size of all my devices, but my travel weight is the same because I have all the cords and chargers.
umm - WTF????